J Korean Fract Soc.  1997 Jul;10(3):678-684. 10.12671/jksf.1997.10.3.678.

Treatment of Cubitus Varus Using Tension Band Wiring after the Supracondylar Osteotomy

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Yong Dong Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Cubitus varus is the most common angular deformity that results from supracondylar fractures in children. Although this deformity rarely limit elbow function, the correction is frequently requested due to cosmetic problem. This paper was prepared to describe the operative method and to evaluate the clinical results of tension band wirinB after distal humeral supracondylar osteotomy for cubitus varus. The result was evaluated using Oppenheim criteria. Excellent or good cases were 94.4%. We concluded that tension band wiring is a satisfactory method of treatment for cubitus varus.

Keyword

Cubitus varus; Supracondylar osteotomy; Tension band wiring

MeSH Terms

Child
Congenital Abnormalities
Elbow
Humans
Osteotomy*
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